Which of these countries appears to be on a slippery slope from democracy to dictatorship?
Or to put it another way, which of these countries are very likely to be run by a dictator in the next six months?
C) North Korea
If you were among a surprisingly popular and vocal political constituency from far to centre left, you would not be at all surprised to see the teetering dominon of Canuckistan on these kinds of multiple choice lists.
Outsiders would probably consider such views preposterous. Canada, the rogue nation? The True North Uber Alles? Seriously?
Yet such views or not only commonplace -- they're practically taken for granted. Canadian conservative Fred Litwin explains this weird situation in How Imagined Scandals Threaten Our Democracy:
Time and time again, we’ve been warned that the scandal-ridden Conservatives are a threat to our democracy.
Have we lost all perspective in Canada? We spend months and months debating the treatment of Afghan detainees, but precious little time on the Afghan people....More >>